Monday, July 25, 2011

[TRANS] Avex Sues the Venue that Held JYJ’s Japan Charity Concert

Summary of the article in “Shukan Gendai” –Weekly times- Newspaper

On the 10th of May, a warning was sent to the Sumo Organization, clearly requesting the suspension of the event.

Then, a representative from the side of the Sumo Organization called on the 12th of May, saying “figure out your trouble between the involved parties (T/N: JYJ and Avex) because we’ve already allowed the use of the venue, and received the rental fees” the representative informed them rudely. (T/N: the quotes from the representative were written in informal speech that can be considered rude when spoken in such a formal situation.)

“Right before the concert on the 2nd of June, we sent them another warning, but it was useless” a person from Avex said. Avex took all the temporary methods to stop the concert but, it is now forced to take legal actions against the Sumo Organization, the management company and others seeking compensation of 143,400,000 Yen (T/N: approximately $1,834,200) and is taking the case to Tokyo district court.

The compensation was estimated based on the calculation of the profit that Avex would have gained if they held the event as the management company. “All the other concert venues in Japan knew about the trouble between us and the Right-wing gangster organization, and refused to host the concert.

Why was the Kokugikan (T/N: sumo hall) the only one to accept them? You start to suspect that they have connections to the other side (T/N: Right-wingers)” says a member of Avex management.

(Part not related to the lawsuit omitted)

Concerning this lawsuit, the Sumo organization stated, “The petition for the lawsuit has not been confirmed yet, therefore we cannot answer any questions”

For a sumo organization who is covered in scandals and barley managing to finally hold a tournament, the opportunity of hosting a concert for such a popular idol group was an irresistible temptation, but the final result was that they made an enemy of such a huge recording company.

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[VIDEO] Protect The Boss Trailer

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[TRANS] 110721 Interview with JYJ’s Jaejoong in Khan News

Khan News recently held an interview with Kim Jaejoong. The interview discussed the premise behind "Protect the Boss," as well as the preparations and anxiety that Jaejoong had to face for the drama. The translated article from Khan News can be found below:

Because he had been spending his entire day filming for his drama "Protect the Boss," he did not even have time to eat at all. However, he also said that he did not have much of an appetite anyway. Although Jaejoong has maintained his image of being a singer, this will be his first time acting in a drama. Because of this, he is actually very nervous.

August 3rd will mark the debut of Jaejoong as a 2nd generation businessman, Cha Muwon, in the drama "Protect the Boss". Although Jaejoong has acted in the telecinema "Heaven's Postman" and in the Japanese drama, "Sunao Ni Narenakute," since this will be his first Korean drama, this can still be seen as his first time acting in a drama.

Jaejoong stated, "During the JYJ World Tour, I was reading the script for this drama and I thought it was hilarious. The writers have taken a normally serious business setting and turned it into something very fun. I also like the fact that each character seems to have their own role that breathes life into the drama."

"Protect the Boss" is a romantic comedy that centers around the protagonist, Eunsul, played by actress Choi Kanghee, who is a freeloader that begins to work in the business industry with hilarity ensuing. Jaejoong's role of Cha Muwon is a bit foolish but is also a "chadonam" (cold and chic city guy). This character is someone who may have the same qualities as Joowon from "Secret Garden" and Dok Gojin from "The Greatest Love". For this reason, Jaejoong purposely did not watch those two dramas. Instead of watching those dramas, Jaejoong ended up watching the movie "Mutt Boy" many times. After watching veteran actors like Kim Gabsoo, who is currently acting in the sitcom "All My Love," Jaejoong thought that would also want to try roles similar to what he saw in the movie.

Although Yoochun is a fellow member of Jaejoong in JYJ, he is still a sunbae in terms of dramas as he has acted in both "Sungkyunkwan Scandal" and "Miss Ripley". Jaejoong said, "I get lots of questions about whether I will be able to do better than Yoochun. This is, of course, a lot of pressure for me, but Yoochun is my sunbae. When Yoochun was filming for dramas, he had to deal with a 'death schedule'. Because of this, Yoochun told me, 'Hyung, it's your turn to die'."

Kim Jaejoong has also shown his abilities in being a director. In the recent JYJ World Tour Concert 2011 and Son Yeonjae's (the female gymnast) rhythm gymnastics show, Jaejoong showed his abilities in directing to everyone. Because he was also a singer who would be performing on the stage that he was directing for, he was able to think of many ideas for the performance.

Although there have been many opportunities for Jaejoong to show off his abilities in many different areas, he still feels sad. This sadness is also felt by his other JYJ members. This is because they are not able to promote their songs freely as other singers do.

Jaejoong stated, "Although we have lots of issues with our activities as a singer, we have tried to accept and deal with these problems. Luckily, we have been trying other fields, like acting and musicals, and we are able to learn a lot from these experiences. I believe that it is very fun to find where my talents lie as I go through life. Even if it's a small thing, if I am able to find the joy in it, I can make other people watching happy as well."

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[TRANS] 110722 Park Yoochun Is Hard At Work For His New Album While Fighting Off Shingles

Actor and singer Park Yoochun’s bright smile has been revealed recently.

Celebrity Hong Seok Chun posted a photo of himself with Park Yoochun on his personal Twitter account on the 22nd that said, “I met Yoochun for the first time in a while. We had a fun chat as we took photos for his new album’s jacket cover at Leetaewon after ‘Ripley’ ended. Though he’s sick from shingles, this cool dongsaeng endured the hardships of falling into a swimming pool many times and I hope he stays by our side as a great actor and a great singer. Hwaiting Yoochun”.

Netizens who heard the news of him working hard regardless of the fact that he has shingles said, “He’s a pro”, “Of course, it’s Park Yoochun”, and “But I hope he takes care of his health as he works.”

Meanwhile, Park Yoochun received praise for his role as Song Yoo Hyun in MBC’s Monday-Tuesday series ‘Miss Ripley’.

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[TRANS] 110722 Tohoshinki Sells 120,000 Copies Within 2 Days Of Release…Oricon Ranking No. 1

Tohoshinki, who have released their new single “Superstar” in Japan, have garnered sales of over 120,000 copies by 21 July within the first 2 days of sales, and became number 1 on the Oricon daily rankings. Tohoshinki saw sales of 75,687 copies on the first day, followed by 48,852 copies in sales recorded on the next day, a total of over 120,000 copies sold within 2 days.

Tohoshinki’s new Japanese single “Superstar” includes the title track “Superstar” which lets you feel Tohoshinki’s unique power, and also has the commercial song used for Seibu Department Store Card, “I Don’t Know.”

Tohoshinki is currently actively promoting in Japan with their new song “Superstar.”

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[TRANS] 110720 “It Was Impossible For JYJ To Appear”… Because Of Their Lawsuit With SM

KBS said, “It will be difficult for JYJ to partake in any non-individual activities until their lawsuit is over.”

This means that there will be close to no chance for JYJ to appear on KBS until their legal suit with SM Entertainment is over.

Meeting with Sports Seoul, a representative of KBS stated, “It will be difficult for JYJ to appear on KBS until the lawsuit with SM Entertainment is over.”

This statement came regarding the fact that JYJ were suddenly unable to perform at the ‘Jeju 7 Natural Wonders of the World Nomination KBS Special Program’ that was held on the 20th. JYJ were schedule to perform two songs for their stage but JYJ’s agency C-JeS Entertainment revealed on the 17th that, “We received a one-sided notification of cancellation four days before the performance.”

C-JeS Entertainment stated, “We received the statement ‘If JYJ perform, it might be impossible for the show to be aired.’” Therefore, an ‘external pressure’ controversy arose that KBS is blocking JYJ from appearing on broadcasted shows. As the representative stated that it will be hard for JYJ to appear on KBS until the end of the lawsuit, the external pressure rumor seems to be somewhat true.

This representative also added, “But JYJ are able to partake in individual activities on KBS,” and “Park Yoochun appeared in the drama ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’, didn’t he?”

However, there have been instances in which their individual activities have been restricted by KBS. Park Yoochun was chosen to appear on KBS 2TV’s ‘Kim Seung Woo’s On A Roll’ with actor Kim Kap Soo early this year but received a notification of cancellation the day before filming was to take place. The representative explained, “I’m sure it was JYJ who were asked to appear on the show, not just Park Yoochun alone.”

But when Sports Seoul contacted ‘Kim Seung Woo’s On A Roll’, the representative who answered the phone stated, “Park Yoochun was invited as he got to know Kim Kap Soo from ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’,” and “There was no reason for JYJ to appear together.”

JYJ’s fans have opened up a petition that calls for an official statement from KBS, KBS Jeju and the other sponsors in charge of the performance. They wish for these sponsors to give an exact reason and an official apology to JYJ.

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